Welcome to the Women's Fund for the Fox Valley Region, Inc., an organization creating positive social change by investing in the unique needs and talents of women and girls. The Women's Fund pools together gifts both large and small from a broad base of donors to support our grants, education and advocacy work. With donor support, the Women's Fund is a leader in impacting social issues concerning women and girls by funding organizations that create positive change in our communities.
Worldwide and locally, women and children are disproportionately represented among victims of violence and poverty. In Northeast Wisconsin, 9% of households are headed by a single mother, yet these households make up 25% of the region's households in poverty. When you give a woman equal access to opportunity, her family and community will thrive.
Click here to find a copy of the complete Status of Women in Wisconsin Report.
Scholarships Available for High School Seniors
The Women's Fund offers two opportunities for female students seeking scholarships. The Ashley Marie Abraham scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship available to a graduating female student from Oshkosh North or Oshkosh West high schools who will pursue a degree in nursing or pre-medicine. The Helen Spasoff Kratzer scholarship is a $2,500 award available to a graduating female student from Appleton East, North, West, Fox Valley Lutheran or Xavier who is planning to pursue a degree in Education at a University of Wisconsin school system. For more information, including deadlines and guidelines, please see the Scholarships page of our website.
Save the date for Wine, Women & Art
The Wine, Women & Art event will be held on March 20 in the Aylward Gallery at UW-Fox Valley. Registration is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Register online now!
Young women, low income women and some minorities are disproportionately victims of domestic violence and rape. Women ages 20-24 are at greatest risk of nonfatal domestic domestic violence, and women age 24 and under suffer from the highest rates of rape.